Barbara Roden

NDP Health Minister calls to offer woman seat on Interior Health Board

Joyce Beddow-Buckland of Ashcroft was surprised by the call, and accepted the offer.

Interior businesses took $31 million economic hit from wildfires: report

Many businesses unaware of, or not accessing, available aid programs

Ashcroft Reserve resident who lost home says she lives the fire every day

Seven months after the Elephant Hill wildfire, Angie Thorne wonders what moving forward looks like.

Quite a few tears as homemade quilts distributed to residents of Ashcroft Reserve, Boston Flats affected by last summer’s fire

Quilters in B.C. and Alberta worked through the summer and fall to create more than 100 quilts.

B.C. Indigenous teen model to walk in major Australian fashion show

Jada Raphael of the Cook’s Ferry Band will represent the Nlakapamux and Secwepemc Nations

A ‘pretty determined girl’ helps raise $6,000 for wildfire-ravaged interior B.C. fire departments

Khiara Archibald sold lemonade and homemade jewellery to raise funds for local firefighters.

All drivers need to be truck aware

The majority of fatal car-truck crashes are caused by passenger vehicle drivers.

Vancouver Island woman draws portrait of B.C. fire chief who was swept away by floods

‘I felt their loss, and wanted to reach out to them’ says Harpaul Nandhra.

Service helps B.C. residents get help

The service – bc211 – can be accessed all across the province with resources available online

U.S. ‘Pop-up Consulate’ coming to Kamloops

The one-day session will provide American citizens access to many services, such as passport renewal

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Stay safe on the road now that the weather is changing

Rapidly changing, and extreme, weather conditions mean drivers have to be alert and slow down.

Inmates provide support for wildfire crews

A partnership with the BC Corrections Service gives firefighters much-needed assistance.

B.C. pond hockey game receives Canada-wide exposure

A picture of a pond hockey game in Lytton has been included in a Canadian Museum of History booklet

Wildfires destroy 234 structures in Thompson-Nicola region: officials

Boston Flats, Loon Lake, and Pressy Lake were hardest hit, with 175 structures destroyed.

How to cope with stress after the B.C. wildfires

One expert says stress will vary from person to person, but there are ways of dealing with it

Train rail activity eliminated as cause of Elephant Hill wildfire

RCMP and BC Wildfire Service say that train traffic or related rail activities not the cause.

Clinton-area ranchers seeking compensation for controlled burn gone wrong

BC Wildfire Service says it has reached out to people affected by the Elephant Hill fire

UPDATE: Wildfire closes Highway 1 east of Cache Creek

Strong winds from the north have pushed the fire toward the former mushroom compost facility.

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton

Wind has whipped the Elephant Hill wildfire across the Bonaparte River.